Fostering Bilateral Patient-Clinician Engagement in Active Self-Tracking of Subjective Experience

Jakob Eg Larsen, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen, Kasper Eskelund

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In this position paper we describe select aspects of our experience with health-related self-tracking, the data generated, and processes surrounding those. In
particular we focus on how bilateral patient-clinician engagement may be fostered by the combination of technology and method. We exemplify with a case
study where a PTSD-suffering veteran has been selftracking a specific symptom precursor. The availability of high-resolution self-tracking data on the occurrences
of even a single symptom created new opportunities in the therapeutic process for identifying underlying triggers of symptoms. The patient was highly engaged
in self-tracking and sharing the collected data. We suggest a key reason was the collaborative effort in defining the data collection protocol and discussion of
the data. The therapist also engaged highly in the selftracking data, as it supported the existing therapeutic process in reaching insights otherwise unobtainable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Pervasive Health 2017
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventPervasive Health 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 May 201726 May 2017


ConferencePervasive Health 2017


  • Self-tracking
  • PGD
  • Engagement
  • PTSD


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